Chapter 4753: SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AND AUDIOLOGISTS

4753.01 Speech-language pathologist and audiologist definitions.

As used in sections 4753.01 to 4753.12 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Speech-language pathologist" means a person who practices speech-language pathology and who represents himself to be a speech-language pathologist when he holds out to the public by any means, or by any service or function he performs, directly or indirectly, or by using the term "speech pathology," "speech pathologist," "speech correction," "speech correctionist," "speech therapy," "speech therapist," "speech clinic," "speech clinician," "language pathology," "language pathologist," "voice therapy," "voice therapist," "voice pathology," "voice pathologist," "logopedics," "logopedist," "communicology," "communicologist," "aphasiology," "aphasiologist," "phoniatrist," or any variation, synonym, coinage, or whatever expresses, employs, or implies these terms, names, or functions. "Person" means an individual, partnership, organization, or corporation, except that only individuals may be licensed under this law.

(B) "Speech-language pathology" means the application of principles, methods, or procedures related to the development and disorders of human communication. Disorders include any and all conditions, whether of organic or nonorganic origin, that impede the normal process of human communication including disorders and related disorders of speech, articulation, fluency, voice, oral and written language; auditory comprehension and processing; oral, pharyngeal or laryngeal sensorimotor competencies; mastication or deglutition following a medical examination by a physician licensed pursuant to Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code; auditory or visual processing; auditory or visual memory and cognition; communication; and assisted augmentative communication treatment and devices.

(C) "Practice of speech-language pathology" means planning, directing, supervising, and conducting habilitative or rehabilitative counseling programs for individuals or groups of individuals who have or are suspected of having disorders of communication, any service in speech-language pathology including prevention, identification, evaluation, consultation, habilitation or rehabilitation, instruction, and research. The practice of speech-language pathology may include pure-tone air conduction hearing screening, screening tympanometry, and acoustic reflex screening, limited to a pass-or-fail determination for the identification of individuals with other disorders of communication. The practice of speech-language pathology also may include aural habilitation or rehabilitation which means the provision of services and procedures for facilitating adequate auditory, speech, and language skills in individuals with hearing impairment. The practice of speech-language pathology does not include the practice of medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery, or the performance of a task in the normal practice of medicine and surgery by a person to whom the task is delegated by a licensed physician.

(D) "Audiologist" means a person who practices audiology and who represents himself to be an audiologist by using the term "audiology," "audiologist," "audiometry," "audiometrist," "audiological," "hearing therapy," "hearing therapist," "hearing clinic," "hearing clinician," or "hearing aid audiologist," or any similar title.

(E) "Audiology" means the application of principles, methods, or procedures related to hearing and the disorders of hearing.

(F) "Disorders" includes any and all conditions, whether of organic or nonorganic origin, peripheral or central, that impede the normal process of human communication including disorders of auditory sensitivity, acuity, function, or processing.

(G) "Practice of audiology" means the planning, directing, supervising, and conducting of habilitative or rehabilitative counseling programs for individuals or groups of individuals who have or are suspected of having disorders of hearing; any service in audiology, including prevention, identification, evaluation, consultation, habilitation or rehabilitation, instruction, and research; participating in hearing conservation, hearing aid and assistive listening device evaluation, selection, preparation, dispensing, and orientation; fabricating ear molds; providing auditory training and speech reading; and administering tests of vestibular function and tests for tinnitus in accordance with section 4753.14 of the Revised Code. The "practice of audiology" includes speech and language screening limited to a pass-or-fail determination, for the purpose of identification of individuals with disorders of communication. The practice of audiology does not include the practice of medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery, or the performance of a task in the normal practice of medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery by a person to whom the task is delegated by a licensed physician.

Cite as R.C. § 4753.01

Effective Date: 11-05-1992

4753.02 Unauthorized practice.

No person shall practice, offer to practice, or aid and abet the practice of the profession of speech-language pathology or audiology, or use in connection with the person's name, or otherwise assume, use, or advertise any title or description tending to convey the impression that the person is a speech-language pathologist or audiologist unless the person is licensed or permitted under this chapter.

Cite as R.C. § 4753.02

Effective Date: 11-05-1992; 2007 SB143 06-30-2007

4753.03 Board of speech-language pathology and audiology.

There is hereby created the board of speech-language pathology and audiology consisting of eight residents of this state to be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. Three members of the board shall be licensed speech-language pathologists, and three members shall be licensed audiologists, who have been licensed and engaged in the practice, teaching, administration, or research in the area of appointment for at least five years prior to the dates of their appointment. Beginning with the first appointment of an audiologist to the board after November 5, 1992, at all times one of the audiologists serving on the board must be an audiologist engaged in the practice of fitting and dispensing hearing aids. At all times, two members shall be representatives of the general public, and neither shall be a speech-language pathologist or audiologist or a person licensed under this chapter. At least one of the members representing the general public shall be at least sixty years of age. Terms of office shall be for three years, each term commencing on the twenty-seventh day of September and ending on the twenty-sixth day of September. Each member shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which appointed. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the member's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of such term. Any member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the member's term until the member's successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first. No person shall be appointed to serve consecutively more than two full terms. The executive council of the Ohio speech and hearing association may recommend, within forty-five days after any vacancy or expiration of a member's term occurs, no more than three persons to fill each position or vacancy on the board, and the governor may make the appointment from the persons so recommended. If the council fails to make recommendations within the required time, the governor shall make the appointment without its recommendations. The terms of all speech-language pathology members shall not end in the same year; the terms of all audiology members shall not end in the same year. Upon the first appointment following November 5, 1992, the governor shall appoint speech-language pathology members and audiology members to one-, two-, or three-year terms to prevent the terms of all speech-language pathology members or all audiology members from ending in the same year. Thereafter, all terms shall be for three years.

Cite as R.C. § 4753.03

Effective Date: 11-05-1992; 01-01-2006

4753.04 Organization of board.

The board of speech-language pathology and audiology shall hold at least one regular meeting a year, at which it shall elect a chairperson and vice-chairperson from among its members. Additional meetings may be held upon call of the chairperson or at the written request of two or more members of the board. Five members of the board constitute a quorum to conduct business, if one member who is a speech-language pathologist and one member who is an audiologist are present. The board may employ an executive director, who shall serve at the board's pleasure, and shall designate the duties and fix the executive director's compensation. The board may hire such other employees and consultants as it finds necessary. Members of the board shall receive compensation pursuant to division (J) of section 124.15 of the Revised Code for each day employed in the discharge of their official duties. The members shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties. All vouchers of the board shall be approved by the chairperson or the executive director of the board.

Cite as R.C. § 4753.04

Effective Date: 09-29-1997

4753.05 Powers and duties of board.

(A) The board of speech-language pathology and audiology may make reasonable rules necessary for the administration of this chapter. The board shall adopt rules to ensure ethical standards of practice by speech-language pathologists and audiologists licensed or permitted pursuant to this chapter. All rules adopted under this chapter shall be adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

(B) The board shall determine the nature and scope of examinations to be administered to applicants for licensure pursuant to this chapter in the practices of speech-language pathology and audiology, and shall evaluate the qualifications of all applicants. Written examinations may be supplemented by such practical and oral examinations as the board shall determine by rule. The board shall determine by rule the minimum examination score for licensure. Licensure shall be granted independently in speech-language pathology and audiology. The board shall maintain a current public record of all persons licensed, to be made available upon request.

(C) The board shall publish and make available, upon request, the licensure and permit standards prescribed by this chapter and rules adopted pursuant thereto.

(D) The board shall submit to the governor each year a report of all its official actions during the preceding year together with any recommendations and findings with regard to the improvement of the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology.

(E) The board shall investigate all alleged irregularities in the practices of speech-language pathology and audiology by persons licensed or permitted pursuant to this chapter and any violations of this chapter or rules adopted by the board. The board shall not investigate the practice of any person specifically exempted from licensure under this chapter by section 4753.12 of the Revised Code, as long as the person is practicing within the scope of the person's license or is carrying out responsibilities as described in division (G) or (H) of section 4753.12 of the Revised Code and does not claim to be a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. In conducting investigations under this division, the board may administer oaths, order the taking of depositions, issue subpoenas, and compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, accounts, papers, records, documents, and testimony. In any case of disobedience or neglect of any subpoena served on any person or the refusal of any witness to testify to any matter regarding which the witness may lawfully be interrogated, the court of common pleas of any county where such disobedience, neglect, or refusal occurs or any judge thereof, on application by the board, shall compel obedience by attachment proceedings for contempt, as in the case of disobedience of the requirements of a subpoena issued from such court, or a refusal to testify therein.

(F) The board shall conduct such hearings and keep such records and minutes as are necessary to carry out this chapter.

(G) The board shall adopt a seal by which it shall authenticate its proceedings. Copies of the proceedings, records, and acts signed by the chairperson or executive director and authenticated by such seal shall be prima-facie evidence thereof in all courts of this state.

Cite as R.C. § 4753.05

Effective Date: 01-01-2002; 2007 SB143 06-30-2007

4753.06 License qualifications.

No person is eligible for licensure as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist unless:

(A) The person has obtained a broad general education to serve as a background for the person's specialized academic training and preparatory professional experience. Such background may include study from among the areas of human psychology, sociology, psychological and physical development, the physical sciences, especially those that pertain to acoustic and biological phenomena, and human anatomy and physiology, including neuroanatomy and neurophysiology.

(B) If the person seeks licensure as a speech-language pathologist, the person submits to the board of speech-language pathology and audiology an official transcript demonstrating that the person has at least a master's degree in speech-language pathology or the equivalent as determined by the board. The person's academic credit must include course work accumulated in the completion of a well-integrated course of study approved by the board and delineated by rule dealing with the normal aspects of human communication, development and disorders thereof, and clinical techniques for the evaluation and the improvement or eradication of such disorders. The course work must have been completed at colleges or universities accredited by regional or national accrediting organizations recognized by the board.

(C) Except as provided in division (F)(1)(b) of this section, if the person seeks licensure as an audiologist, the person submits to the board an official transcript demonstrating that the person has at least a doctor of audiology degree or the equivalent as determined by the board. The person's academic credit must include course work accumulated in the completion of a well-integrated course of study approved by the board and delineated by rules dealing with the normal aspects of human hearing, balance, and related development and clinical evaluation, audiologic diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of human hearing, balance, and related development. The course work must have been completed in an audiology program that is accredited by an organization recognized by the United States department of education and operated by a college or university accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization recognized by the board.

(D) The person submits to the board evidence of the completion of appropriate, supervised clinical experience in the professional area, speech-language pathology or audiology, for which licensure is requested, dealing with a variety of communication disorders. The appropriateness of the experience shall be determined under rules of the board. This experience shall have been obtained in an accredited college or university, in a cooperating program of an accredited college or university, or in another program approved by the board.

(E) The person submits to the board evidence that the person has passed the examination for licensure to practice speech-language pathology or audiology pursuant to division (B) of section 4753.05 of the Revised Code.

(F)

(1) In the case of either of the following, the person presents to the board written evidence that the person has obtained professional experience:

(a) The person seeks licensure as a speech-language pathologist;

(b) The person seeks licensure as an audiologist and does not meet the requirements of division (C) of this section regarding a doctor of audiology degree, but before January 1, 2006, the person met the requirements of division (B) of this section regarding a master's degree in audiology as that division existed on December 31, 2005.

(2) The professional experience shall be appropriately supervised as determined by board rule. The amount of professional experience shall be determined by board rule and shall be bona fide clinical work that has been accomplished in the major professional area, speech-language pathology or audiology, in which licensure is being sought. If the person seeks licensure as a speech-language pathologist, this experience shall not begin until the requirements of divisions (B), (D), and (E) of this section have been completed unless approved by the board. If the person seeks licensure as an audiologist, this experience shall not begin until the requirements of division (B) of this section, as that division existed on December 31, 2005, and divisions (D) and (E) of this section have been completed unless approved by the board. Before beginning the supervised professional experience pursuant to this section, the applicant for licensure to practice speech-language pathology or audiology shall obtain a conditional license pursuant to section 4753.071 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 4753.06

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.44, HB 215, §1, eff. 9/13/2010.

Effective Date: 11-05-1992; 01-01-2006

4753.07 Issuing license or conditional license.

The board of speech-language pathology and audiology shall issue under its seal a license or conditional license to every applicant who has passed the appropriate examinations designated by the board and who otherwise complies with the licensure requirements of this chapter. The license or conditional license entitles the holder to practice speech-language pathology or audiology. Each licensee shall display the license or conditional license or an official duplicate in a conspicuous place where the licensee practices speech-language pathology or audiology or both.

Cite as R.C. § 4753.07

Effective Date: 11-05-1992

4753.071 License qualifications for conditional licensees.

A person who is required to meet the supervised professional experience requirement of division (F) of section 4753.06 of the Revised Code shall submit to the board of speech-language pathology and audiology an application for a conditional license. The application shall include a plan for the content of the supervised professional experience on a form the board shall prescribe. The board shall issue the conditional license to the applicant if the applicant meets the requirements of section 4753.06 of the Revised Code, other than the requirement to have obtained the supervised professional experience, and pays to the board the appropriate fee for a conditional license. An applicant may not begin employment until the conditional license has been issued.

A conditional license authorizes an individual to practice speech-language pathology or audiology while completing the supervised professional experience as required by division (F) of section 4753.06 of the Revised Code. A person holding a conditional license may practice speech-language pathology or audiology while working under the supervision of a person fully licensed in accordance with this chapter. A conditional license is valid for eighteen months unless suspended or revoked pursuant to section 3123.47 or 4753.10 of the Revised Code.

A person holding a conditional license may perform services for which payment will be sought under the medicare program or the medicaid program but all requests for payment for such services shall be made by the person who supervises the person performing the services.

Cite as R.C. § 4753.071

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001; 01-01-2006

4753.072 Administrative rules for speech-language pathology aides and audiology aides.

The board of speech-language pathology and audiology shall establish by rule pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code the qualifications for persons seeking licensure as a speech-language pathology aide or an audiology aide. The qualifications shall be less than the standards for licensure as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. An aide shall not act independently and shall work under the direction and supervision of a speech-language pathologist or audiologist licensed by the board. An aide shall not dispense hearing aids. An applicant shall not begin employment until the license has been approved.

Cite as R.C. § 4753.072

Effective Date: 11-05-1992

4753.073 Speech-language pathology student permit.

(A)

(1) The board of speech-language pathology and audiology shall issue under its seal a speech-language pathology student permit to any applicant who submits a plan that has been approved by the applicant's university graduate program in speech-language pathology and that conforms to requirements determined by the board by rule and who meets all of the following requirements:

(a) Is enrolled in a graduate program at an educational institution located in this state that is accredited by the council on academic accreditation in audiology and speech-language pathology of the American speech-language-hearing association;

(b) Has completed at least one year of postgraduate training in speech-language pathology, or equivalent coursework as determined by the board, and any student clinical experience the board may require by rule;

(2) The speech-language pathology student permit authorizes the holder to practice speech-language pathology within limits determined by the board by rule, which shall include the following:

(a) The permit holder's caseload shall be limited in a manner to be determined by the board by rule.

(b) The permit holder's authorized scope of practice shall be limited in a manner to be determined by the board by rule. The rule shall consider the coursework and clinical experience that has been completed by the permit holder and the recommendation of the applicant's university graduate program in speech-language pathology.

(c) The permit holder shall practice only when under the supervision of a speech-language pathologist who is licensed by the board and acting under the approval and direction of the applicant's university graduate program in speech-language pathology. The board shall determine by rule the manner of supervision.

(3) A permit issued under this section shall expire two years after the date of issuance. Student permits may be renewed in a manner to be determined by the board by rule.

(4) Each permit holder shall display the permit or an official duplicate in a conspicuous place where the permit holder practices speech-language pathology.

Cite as R.C. § 4753.073

Effective Date: 2007 SB143 06-30-2007

4753.08 Waiving examination, educational and professional experience requirements.

The board of speech-language pathology and audiology shall waive the examination, educational, and professional experience requirements for any applicant who meets any of the following requirements:

(A) On September 26, 1975, has at least a bachelor's degree with a major in speech-language pathology or audiology from an accredited college or university, or who has been employed as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist for at least nine months at any time within the three years prior to September 26, 1975, if an application providing bona fide proof of such degree or employment is filed with the board within one year after September 26, 1975, and is accompanied by the application fee as prescribed in division (A) of section 4753.11 of the Revised Code;

(B) Presents proof of current certification or licensure in good standing in the area in which licensure is sought in a state that has standards at least equal to the standards for licensure that are in effect in this state at the time the applicant applies for the license;

(C) Presents proof of both of the following:

(1) Having current certification or licensure in good standing in audiology in a state that has standards at least equal to the standards for licensure as an audiologist that were in effect in this state on December 31, 2005;

(2) Having first obtained that certification or licensure not later than December 31, 2007.

(D) Presents proof of a current certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology or audiology that is in good standing and received from the American speech-language-hearing association in the area in which licensure is sought.

Cite as R.C. § 4753.08

Effective Date: 01-01-2002; 01-01-2006

4753.09 License renewal.

Except as provided in this section and in section 4753.10 of the Revised Code, a license issued by the board of speech-language pathology and audiology shall be renewed biennially in accordance with the standard renewal procedure contained in Chapter 4745. of the Revised Code. If the application for renewal is made one year or longer after the renewal application is due, the person shall apply for licensure as provided in section 4753.06 or division (B) , (C), or (D) of section 4753.08 of the Revised Code. The board shall not renew a conditional license; however, the board may grant an applicant a second conditional license. The board shall establish by rule adopted pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code the qualifications for license renewal. Applicants shall demonstrate continued competence, which may include continuing education, examination, self-evaluation, peer review, performance appraisal, or practical simulation. The board may establish other requirements as a condition for license renewal as considered appropriate by the board. The board may renew a license which expires while the license is suspended, but the renewal shall not affect the suspension. The board shall not renew a license which has been revoked. If a revoked license is reinstated under section 4753.10 of the Revised Code after it has expired, the licensee, as a condition of reinstatement, shall pay a reinstatement fee in the amount equal to the renewal fee in effect on the last preceding regular renewal date on which it is reinstated, plus any delinquent fees accrued from the time of the revocation, if such a fee is prescribed by the board by rule.

Cite as R.C. § 4753.09

Effective Date: 11-05-1992; 01-01-2006

4753.091 Classification of license as inactive.

(A) A person licensed under this chapter may apply to the board of speech-language pathology and audiology to have the person's license classified as inactive. If a fee is charged under division (B) of this section, the person shall include the fee with the application.

If the person's license is in good standing, the person is not the subject of any complaint, the person is not the subject of an investigation or disciplinary action by the board, and the person meets any other requirements established by the board in rules adopted under this section, the board shall classify the license as inactive. The inactive classification shall become effective on the date immediately following the date that the person's license is scheduled to expire.

(B) The board may charge a fee for classifying a license as inactive.

(C) During the period that a license is classified as inactive, the person may not engage in the practice of speech-language pathology or the practice of audiology, as applicable, in this state or make any representation to the public indicating that the person is actively licensed under this chapter.

(D) A person whose license has been classified as inactive may apply to the board to have the license reactivated. The board shall reactivate the license if the person meets the requirements established by the board in rules adopted under this section.

(E) The board's jurisdiction to take disciplinary action under this chapter is not removed or limited when a person's license is classified as inactive under this section.

(F) The board shall adopt rules as necessary for classifying a license as inactive and reactivating an inactive license. The rules shall be adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 4753.091

Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.44, HB 215, §1, eff. 9/13/2010.

4753.10 Discplinary actions.

In accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, the board of speech-language pathology and audiology may reprimand or place on probation a speech-language pathologist or audiologist or suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue or renew the license of a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. Disciplinary actions may be taken by the board for conduct that may result from but not necessarily be limited to:

(A) Fraud, deception, or misrepresentation in obtaining or attempting to obtain a license;

(B) Fraud, deception, or misrepresentation in using a license;

(C) Altering a license;

(D) Aiding or abetting unlicensed practice;

(E) Committing fraud, deception, or misrepresentation in the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology including:

(1) Making or filing a false report or record in the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology;

(2) Submitting a false statement to collect a fee;

(3) Obtaining a fee through fraud, deception, or misrepresentation, or accepting commissions or rebates or other forms of remuneration for referring persons to others.

(F) Using or promoting or causing the use of any misleading, deceiving, improbable, or untruthful advertising matter, promotional literature, testimonial, guarantee, warranty, label, brand, insignia, or any other representation;

(G) Falsely representing the use or availability of services or advice of a physician;

(H) Misrepresenting the applicant, licensee, or holder by using the word "doctor" or any similar word, abbreviation, or symbol if the use is not accurate or if the degree was not obtained from an accredited institution;

(I) Committing any act of dishonorable, immoral, or unprofessional conduct while engaging in the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology;

(J) Engaging in illegal, incompetent, or habitually negligent practice;

(K) Providing professional services while:

(1) Mentally incompetent;

(2) Under the influence of alcohol;

(3) Using any narcotic or controlled substance or other drug that is in excess of therapeutic amounts or without valid medical indication.

(L) Providing services or promoting the sale of devices, appliances, or products to a person who cannot reasonably be expected to benefit from such services, devices, appliances, or products in accordance with results obtained utilizing appropriate assessment procedures and instruments;

(M) Violating this chapter or any lawful order given or rule adopted by the board;

(N) Being convicted of or pleading guilty or nolo contendere to a felony or to a crime involving moral turpitude, whether or not any appeal or other proceeding is pending to have the conviction or plea set aside;

(O) Being disciplined by a licensing or disciplinary authority of this or any other state or country or convicted or disciplined by a court of this or any other state or country for an act that would be grounds for disciplinary action under this section. After revocation of a license under this section, application may be made to the board for reinstatement. The board, in accordance with an order of revocation as issued under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, may require an examination for such reinstatement. If any person has engaged in any practice which constitutes an offense under the provisions of this chapter or rules promulgated thereunder by the board, the board may apply to the court of common pleas of the county for an injunction or other appropriate order restraining such conduct, and the court may issue such order. Any person who wishes to make a complaint against any person licensed pursuant to this chapter shall submit the complaint in writing to the board within one year from the date of the action or event upon which the complaint is based. The board shall determine whether the allegations in the complaint are of a sufficiently serious nature to warrant formal disciplinary charges against the licensee pursuant to this section. If the board determines that formal disciplinary charges are warranted, it shall proceed in accordance with the procedures established in Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 4753.10

Effective Date: 11-05-1992

4753.101 Student permit disciplinary action rules.

The board of speech-language pathology and audiology, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, may establish rules to govern any disciplinary action to be taken against a student issued a permit under section 4753.073 of the Revised Code. The rules established by the board are not subject to the adjudication procedure requirements of sections 119.06 to 119.13 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 4753.101

Effective Date: 2007 SB143 06-30-2007

4753.11 Fees.

(A) For all types of licenses and permits, the board of speech-language pathology and audiology shall charge a nonrefundable licensure or permit fee, to be determined by board rule, which shall be paid at the time the application is filed with the board.

(B) On or before the thirty-first day of January of every other year, the board shall charge a biennial licensure renewal fee which shall be determined by board rule and used to defray costs of the board.

(C) The board may, by rule, provide for the waiver of all or part of such fees when the license is issued less than one hundred days before the date on which it will expire.

(D) After the last day of the month designated by the board for renewal, the board shall charge a late fee to be determined by board rule in addition to the biennial licensure renewal fee.

(E) No municipal corporation shall levy an occupational or similar excise tax on any person licensed under this chapter.

(F) All fees collected under this section and section 4753.09 of the Revised Code shall be paid into the state treasury to the credit of the occupational licensing and regulatory fund.

Cite as R.C. § 4753.11

Effective Date: 07-01-1993; 2007 SB143 06-30-2007

4753.12 Lawful practice.

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to:

(A) Prohibit a person other than an individual from engaging in the business of speech-language pathology or audiology without licensure if it employs a licensed individual in the direct practice of speech-language pathology and audiology. Such entity shall file a statement with the board, on a form approved by the board for this purpose, swearing that it submits itself to the rules of the board and the provisions of this chapter which the board determines applicable.

(B) Prevent or restrict the practice of a person employed as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist by any agency of the federal government.

(C) Restrict the activities and services of a student or intern in speech-language pathology or audiology from pursuing a course of study leading to a degree in these areas at a college or university accredited by a recognized regional or national accrediting body or in one of its cooperating clinical training facilities, if these activities and services are supervised by a person licensed in the area of study or certified by the American speech-language-hearing association in the area of study and if the student is designated by a title such as "speech-language pathology intern," "audiology intern," "trainee," or other such title clearly indicating the training status.

(D) Prevent a person from performing speech-language pathology or audiology services when performing these services in pursuit of the required supervised professional experience as prescribed in section 4753.06 of the Revised Code and that person has been issued a conditional license pursuant to section 4753.071 of the Revised Code.

(E) Restrict a speech-language pathologist or audiologist who holds the certification of the American speech-language-hearing association, or who is licensed as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist in another state and who has made application to the board for a license in this state from practicing speech-language pathology or audiology without a valid license pending the disposition of the application.

(F) Restrict a person not a resident of this state from offering speech-language pathology or audiology services in this state if such services are performed for not more than one period of thirty consecutive calendar days in any year, if the person is licensed in the state of the person's residence or certified by the American speech-language-hearing association and files a statement as prescribed by the board in advance of providing these services. Such person shall be subject to the rules of the board and the provisions of this chapter.

(G) Restrict a person licensed under Chapter 4747. of the Revised Code from engaging in the duties as defined in that chapter related to measuring, testing, and counseling for the purpose of identifying or modifying hearing conditions in connection with the fitting, dispensing, or servicing of a hearing aid, or affect the authority of hearing aid dealers to deal in hearing aids or advertise the practice of dealing in hearing aids in accordance with Chapter 4747. of the Revised Code.

(H) Restrict a physician from engaging in the practice of medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery or prevent any individual from carrying out any properly delegated responsibilities within the normal practice of medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery.

(I) Restrict a person registered or licensed under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code from performing those acts and utilizing those procedures that are within the scope of the practice of professional or practical nursing as defined in Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code and the ethics of the nursing profession, provided such a person does not claim to the public to be a speech-language pathologist or audiologist.

(J) Restrict an individual licensed as an audiologist under this chapter from fitting, selling, or dispensing hearing aids.

(K) Authorize the practice of medicine and surgery or entitle a person licensed pursuant to this chapter to engage in the practice of medicine or surgery or any of its branches.

(L) Restrict a person licensed pursuant to Chapter 4755. of the Revised Code from performing those acts and utilizing those procedures that are within the scope of the practice of occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistant as defined in Chapter 4755. of the Revised Code, provided the person does not claim to the public to be a speech-language pathologist or audiologist.

Cite as R.C. § 4753.12

Effective Date: 01-01-2002

4753.13 [Repealed].

Cite as R.C. § 4753.13

Effective Date: 11-05-1992

4753.14 Referrals.

An audiologist shall administer tests of vestibular function only to patients who have been referred to him by a person authorized under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery. If an audiologist administers an audiometric test for tinnitus and his examination or evaluation of the patient reflects the presence of otological or systemic disease, the audiologist shall promptly refer the patient to a person authorized under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery.

Cite as R.C. § 4753.14

Effective Date: 11-05-1992

4753.15 Effect of child support default on license.

On receipt of a notice pursuant to section 3123.43 of the Revised Code, the board of speech-language pathology and audiology shall comply with sections 3123.41 to 3123.50 of the Revised Code and any applicable rules adopted under section 3123.63 of the Revised Code with respect to a license issued pursuant to this chapter.

Cite as R.C. § 4753.15

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

4753.16 Compliance with law regarding sanctions for human trafficking.

The board of speech-language pathology and audiology shall comply with section 4776.20 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 4753.16

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.169, HB 247, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.

4753.99 Penalty.

Whoever violates section 4753.02 of the Revised Code is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.

Cite as R.C. § 4753.99

Effective Date: 09-26-1975